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This window contains additional options:

Choose Z and I Emulator for Web Java Level
Browser Independent Z and I Emulator for Web Clients
Select Launcher Type
Configure Preloads
Configure Advanced Options


Choose Z and I Emulator for Web Java Level
Specifies the type of browser that your clients use to run this HTML file: a Java 1 browser, a Java 2-enabled browser, or either one of them. If you select the Web Start client, the Java level automatically changes to Java 2; Java 1 and Auto Detect are disabled.

Java 1
Click Java 1 if all your clients use Java 1 browsers.
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Java 2
Click Java 2 if all your clients use Java 2 browsers.
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Auto Detect
Click Auto Detect if some clients use Java 1 browsers and other clients use Java 2-enabled browsers, or if you have deployed Z and I Emulator for Web over the Internet and you are not sure which type of browser your clients use.
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Browser Independent Z and I Emulator for Web Clients

Z and I Emulator for Web supports the following type of Browser Independent ZIEWeb Client :

  1. ZIEWeb Lite Client
    ZIEWeb client pages can be launched as a ZIEWeb Lite Client based on the browser's java support. When users access ZIEWeb web pages (both the default pages, and the pages created using ZIEWeb's Deployment wizard) using browsers that do not support Java plug-in, the launcher.msi file will be downloaded to the local system (Figure 1).

    hodlauncher.msi downloaded for the first time
    Figure 1. Launcher.msi downloaded for the first time

    Users need to click on run to install the ZIEWeb Lite Client. This is one-time activity. On subsequent launches, the ZIEWeb client is launched directly by the ZIEWeb Lite Client. User experience with ZIEWeb Lite Client is like that of the Web Start client; all the configured sessions would remain the same. This is applicable for all types of configurations such as HTML-based, Configuration server-based and combined models. Apart from the default pages and pages created using Deployment wizard, this solution is applicable to ZIEWeb Administration clients, Database On-Demand clients, and New User client pages.

    How to enable ZIEWeb Lite Client

    By default, ZIEWeb Lite Client is not enabled. To enable ZIEWeb Lite Client follow the below steps:

    1. Go to the Z and I Emulator for Web publish directory. (e.g., C:\Program Files\HCL\ZIEForWeb\ZIEWeb).
    2. Open the HODBaseDetect.js file present inside the publish Directory.
    3. Search for isJNLPEnabled parameter. The default of the parameter is "true". Change this to "false" and save the file. (e.g., isJNLPEnabled=false).

  2. Select Launcher Type

    Select the type of Launcher that you want to use to launch your Z and I Emulator for Web client.

    ZIEWeb Lite Client Launcher

    When you run the client on a client workstation for the first time, the 'zieclient.msi' file gets downloaded to the local system. Users would need to click on 'Run' to install the ZIEWeb Lite Client Launcher. This is a one-time activity, and upon subsequent launches, the client gets launched directly by the ZIEWeb Lite Client Launcher.

    • Updates

      If the client detects an updated version of a component on the server (for example, the System Administrator installs a service release of Z and I Emulator for Web), then it overwrites the older version of the component on the hard drive with the updated version.

    • Components not in the preload list

      If the system administrator excludes a component from the preload list (initial download list) to shorten the initial download time, when the client tries to use a function, the component gets downloaded and stored by the client.

      If your clients work in an environment in which they access multiple Z and I Emulator for Web configuration servers that are at different levels, refer to client support when accessing multiple Z and I Emulator for Web servers in the Planning, Installing, and Configuring Z and I Emulator for Web guide.

    Java ™ Web Start Launcher

    Java ™ Web Start Launcher allows client workstations to start Z and I Emulator for Web sessions without a browser.

    When you select Java ™ Web Start Launcher, the Code base field will be prefilled with the Z and I Emulator for Web server location that you configured during installation. This URL must contain the full absolute path to the Z and I Emulator for Web install base. (Note : A relative URL cannot be used as the code base.)

    If you are using the Z and I Emulator for Web Java ™ Web Start Launcher option in the client and load balancing between multiple https servers that download Z and I Emulator for Web, then the code base is the URL of the load balancing computer.

    When you run the client on a client workstation for the first time, it downloads the components of the Z and I Emulator for Web client from the Z and I Emulator for Web server and stores them on the hard drive of the client workstation. On subsequent usage of the client, it uses the components stored on the hard drive instead of downloading components from the server, with the following exceptions:

    • Updates

      If the client detects an updated version of a component on the server (for example, the System Administrator installs a service release of Z and I Emulator for Web), it overwrites the older version of the component on the hard drive with the updated version.

    • Components not in the preload list

      If the System Administrator excludes a component from the preload list (initial download list) to shorten the initial download time, when the client tries to use a function, the component gets downloaded and stored by the client.

    Configure preloads

    Click Preload Options to control the initial download size by specifying the Z and I Emulator for Web components to be included in the initial download. This allows you to select only frequently used components. All other components are downloaded as needed. If the user accesses a function for which the components have not been downloaded, the component will be downloaded at that time.

    Configure advanced options
    Click Advanced Options to configure additional HTML parameters, a code base, HTML templates, problem determination settings, user updates, and session appearance (including applet size). You can also use this panel to configure other options that are not normally required to configure Z and I Emulator for Web, such as server connection options, language, and the number of sessions allowed.

    Related topics

  3. Client Settings